King County Equity Now
While communities across the country mourn the loss of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, and so many more Black victims of police murder, King County Equity Now—a coalition of long-standing, accountable, Black-led community-based organizations in King County has issued a set of demands. See website for details.
King County Equity Now and Decriminalize Seattle will be coordinating a participatory budgeting process for the “Public Safety” parts of the 2021 city budget. Community members will develop a budget proposal for the dollars currently spent on the Seattle Police Department, Municipal Court, and the City Attorney’s office (the city prosecutors).
Organizers and supporters include: Africatown Center for Education & Development, Africatown Community Land Trust, Africatown Preservation & Development Association, Artist Coalition for Equitable Development, Black Community Impact Alliance, Black Dot, Blaq Elephant Party, Black Health & Wellness Network, Black Star Line African Center Education, Coalition for Inclusive Development, Def Chef Kitchen, East African Community Services, Federal Way Youth Action Team, Flourish Financial, Give Me Exclusive, Multicultural Community Coalition, The Postman Seattle, Presidential Transportation, Nurturing Roots, Replanting Roots Rebuilding Community, SproutU, Umoja Peace Center, Wa Na Wari, 206 Zulu, Councilmember Kshama Sawant, SAGE Architectural Alliance, WA-BLOC, Creative Justice, Asian Counseling and Referral Service, Puget Sound Sage, Ebony Fashion Week, and more…